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21Apr

Adjusting to the new normal by caring for ourselves and others

Indeed, 2020 is proving to be a weird, scary, confusing and stressful time. COVID-19, the diseases caused by the novel coronavirus, has disrupted the way we live, work and socialise. ... Continue reading

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15Apr

100 million safe water gardens for villagers around the world

In tropical villages, wastewater is typically released untreated into the environment. The result is a health tragedy. Worldwide, about 2,000 children die every day as a result, 370 in Indonesia alone. Developing countries suffer a … Continue reading “100 million safe water gardens for villagers around the world”

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3Apr

How palm oil keeps you clean

The World Health Organisation (WHO) reminds us that good personal hygiene is critical to keep the COVID-19 outbreak at bay. It urges the public to regularly and thoroughly clean one’s hands washing them with soap … Continue reading “How palm oil keeps you clean”

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26Mar

Sustainability in Rawa Singkil landscape: Transparency efforts in sensitive ecosystems

In Indonesia, a country home to dense rainforests and extensive biodiversity, agribusinesses often receive criticism for deforestation, habitat destruction, and monoculture. GAR has been addressing these key issues for many years, striving to maintain the … Continue reading “Sustainability in Rawa Singkil landscape: Transparency efforts in sensitive ecosystems”

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23Mar

Working from home – a GAR best practice guide

The last few weeks have been trying for many of us given the COVID-19 outbreak. With the escalation of the situation globally, businesses and governments are encouraging social distancing and working from home to minimise … Continue reading “Working from home – a GAR best practice guide”

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11Mar

How it works: Releasing orangutans back into the wild

Ever wondered how orangutans are returned to the wild? Rehabilitating and returning any wild animal back to its natural habitat is a complicated and complex process. Animals that have been taken from the wild – … Continue reading “How it works: Releasing orangutans back into the wild”

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6Mar

What women want – a gender-inclusive workplace

Equality. The world over, and throughout history, people have fought for it. From the suffragette movement starting in the late 19th century to the civil rights movement of the mid-20th century. Being treated as equal … Continue reading “What women want – a gender-inclusive workplace”

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28Feb

Creating impact through partnership

In South East Asia, 65.8 million people don’t have food security, and 25.8 percent of children under five years are being stunted because of malnutrition and widening income inequalities. These were just some of the … Continue reading “Creating impact through partnership”

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12Feb

Spreading knowledge on fire prevention with my jungle friends

When massive forest fires swept Indonesia in 2015, I remember being assigned to a forest fire prevention programme. My main job was to design and run a campaign in communities that would educate them about … Continue reading “Spreading knowledge on fire prevention with my jungle friends”

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